Rules and Economic Development Committee
As a small business owner, Sherri knows the challenges facing San Diego's companies. As chair of the Rules and Economic Development Committee, Sherri is working to craft a long-term vision for San Diego's economy while finding ways to cut red tape at City Hall and improve government efficiency and regional collaboration.
Since joining the City Council in 2008, Sherri has advocated for a standing committee focused exclusively on San Diego’s local economy. In December 2011, the Economic Development & Strategies Committee was created, and Sherri’s Council colleagues voted unanimously to select her as chair of this new committee. The focus of this committee is to craft a long-term strategy for San Diego’s economy while looking for immediate ways to cut through the city’s tangle of red tape.
In December 2012, the Committee took on added responsibilities such as governance and regional collaboration and is now called the Rules and Economic Development Committee. As part of this new area of responsibility, the Committee has worked on issues ranging from adoption of the City’s annual state and federal legislative priorities to improving public notices for development projects.
The Committee continues to work on a long-term vision for San Diego’s economy – one that embraces innovation, creativity and sustainability. Specific issues the Committee is working on include: improving the city’s workforce development initiatives, updating the city’s economic development strategy, focusing on open data efforts to provide better access to information and upgrade the city’s technological offerings as well as bolstering San Diego’s burgeoning cyber security cluster.